can't get engine lid to open - '88 80Q

Brendan mailinglist at
Thu Jan 12 21:56:16 EST 2006

On Thursday 12 January 2006 21:06, you wrote:

Well, I'm just down the street. When I get the new parts, maybe we can try 
your caulk idea. And then, when we F it up, I can just replace it with nice, 
shiny parts. I still have to take measurements of my cable for Tess.

> B:
> I have the same issue with my 200 Avant.
> The cable has enough slack so it moves when the lever is pulled.
>  You can see it at the handle.
> I see the screw at the lever needs to be tightened, then plastic "guides"
> on the fender top need to be fixed (or more added) to prevent the cable
> from moving....
> I always thought a thin bead of caulk under the cable sheathing on the
> fender top &  re-route the cable path so it wouldn't slide and shorten each
> time I pulled the lever.
> I figure the caulk would hold it (sheathing) from moving and the lever
> would pull the cable inside to open the latches........
> -Scott by BOSTON

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